Intertek and BEXIMCO on Wednesday made announcement of opening personal protective equipment (PPE) center of excellence (COE) at BEXIMCO HEALTH, PPE Industrial Park here, reports BSS.
US ambassador Earl R Miller inaugurated the center of excellence along with advisor to the Prime Minister Salman F Rahman, MP, and Syed Naved Husain, Group Director and Chief Executive Officer of BEXIMCO, said a press release.
Intertek’s partnership with BEXIMCO, a 12000ft² COE has been set up at the PPE industrial park that is capable of testing a wide range of PPE products to meet stringent international industry standards. The COE provides services ensuring that all PPE products tested in the facility comply with European, American and other international standards, all under one roof.
The new COE will allow Intertek to provide systemic end-to-end solutions in this sector to all customers across the PPE ecosystem in Bangladesh.
Intertek has partnered with the government, World Health Organisation (WHO), Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) and private manufacturers alike, assuring all products from raw materials to finished items, allowing these organisations to supply high-quality and regulation-compliant products to the local and global market.
Intertek CEO André Lacroix said “With BEXIMCO becoming a key player in the manufacture of PPE globally, we are confident the next stage in our partnership will help make the world an ever-safer, ever-better place in these challenging times.”
BEXIMCO CEO Syed Naved Husain said, “The new facility will help manufacturers, buyers, retailers, brands and governments by bringing together all of our services under one roof encompassing European, American and other global regulatory standards.”
A diversified private-sector group in Bangladesh and one of South Asia’s largest vertically integrated textile and garment companies, BEXIMCO established the PPE Industrial Park to produce personal safety equipment with a vision to become one of the major players in PPE manufacturing globally.
With South Asia emerging as the new global center for PPE manufacturing, the need for PPE products to meet all safety, hygiene and quality assurance standards prior to export and local consumption has been increasingly critical.